Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Cruise for New Beginnings

So, our YW Cruise for New Beginnings "Enjoy the Journey" happens this next week. I hope the girls will enjoy it...

Here are the tags we will be wearing. The brand new Beehives will get the tags that say "New" Cruise Member. And the rest of the girls will have Cruise Member on their tags. I found these tiny clothes pins at a craft store yesterday. I thought they were so cute. So every badge has a little clothes pin to stick the badge on themselves.

I will first welcome everyone and we will have the opening prayer, theme etc. Then I will explain how the evening will go...that we will all go to each stop on the cruise and learn about each of the values. Our bishop will say a few words of welcome and then we will be off on the "cruise". We will move from the Cultural Hall to the nursery to the RS room to the kitchen and back to the Cultural Hall.

The first stop is Port Faith. (The Laurel president will talk about the YW motto and theme for the year which is the 13th Article of Faith.)
Here (at Divine Nature Bay) the Miamaid president talks about the purpose of mutual activities and then the Beehive president follows her and talks about the importance of camp. And all of the girls introduce themselves.
Here (at the Individual Worth & Knowledge Pier) our personal progress leader is going to talk about personal progress and all that the girls can get out of it to really shape their lives and be the best they can be.
Here (at the Choice & Accountability Spa) the girls and parents of the girls get to select their refreshments and learn about choices. (I know- the towel looks a bit odd. Hey, it took me about 6 hours to make all these posters and lay up the badges etc. ; )
Here (at the Isle of Good Works) the new Beehive girls will be spotlighted (a poster is being made for each new Beehive from questions asked to them and pictures displayed of them) by some of our YW girls.

Then at the end, the girls will be led back to the cultural hall (Club Integrity & Virtue) where our Captain (Bishop) welcomes them back from their journey/ tour. I also say a few words to them too and then we have the closing prayer.
So there it is. It should be a fun evening. (And I couldn't think of anything for the "club" image though I guess I could have shown someone doing yoga.) Ah well. The images are done. Yes! Now to pull off the evening. I think it should go pretty smoothly. (UPDATE-the evening went great! I think the girls had a great time.)

A review from someone who used my files:
Good Morning Lori,

I just wanted to say THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for ALL your hard work! For your beautiful idea of the cruise for New Beginnings, it was such a SUCCESS!!! The workshops, the boarding passes, the overall program ideas ALL came together SO BEAUTIFULLY! To see my Young Women prepare and carry through with hosting their workshops. it was AMAZING! I had our Beehives and a few Laurels cover the work shops, they basically explained that particular value and what they were doing in Personal Progress to either have completed it or what they were working to complete it. Lori, the personal testimonies, experiences they all shared- there was not a dry eye in the house including the young women.

Following your ideas, your outline, it was bittersweet last night, I am waiting to see if anyone got pictures because I would love to send them to you, but the name badges, my goodness my HEART was full of so much GRATITUDE. Thank you for letting me use your idea, because it would not have been successful without your ideas.

I have built such a stronger relationship with my girls, especially my Beehives. As a Beehive advisor, it was just a night to remember. I am humbled to be amongst such a great group of girls I love them. To even get feedback from the parents, YM Leaders, and especially our Bishopbric because my brother serves as 2nd counselor in our Bishopbric and oversees our Youth, both himself and our Bishop, they were both so impressed!!

It was a BEAUTIFUL New Beginnings overall, I can't thank you enough! May the Lord continue to bless your beautiful sweet spirit in all that you do!! Thanks again Lori for ALL your help! I love and appreciate you for all that you have done to make my 1st New Beginnings such a SWEET SUCCESS! 

Have a great day!!

-Jennifer

You can purchase it for $5..I have it on my etsy shop.  Www.etsy.com/shop/buttercupsketches

i also have a fun idea for the YW Values on my Etsy shop. Girls' Camp Packets and also YW Birthday cards and welcome cards and congrats on finishing Personal Progress cards. Everything you need as you serve in YW!

Thanks for stopping by!

136 comments:

Christine said...

It is adorable! The girls are going to love it. All your drawings turned out so cute. They are lucky Young Women to have you.

Charlet & family said...

you are so talented!

missy said...

Wow, a ton of work, but everything turned out so nice. I hope it's a great evening for everyone!

April said...

Wow you are incredible:) Thanks for sending me your blog address!

I know that the YW are blessed to have you as their president!!!!

Laura said...

This is amazing!! I hope the night went well. You are a rock star!

Jennifer Taylor said...

Oh. My. Goodness. This is AMAZING. I think you could add these to your stash of ideas for Deseret Book (if your sluggish friend would ever help get that going). I know a lot of people would love this idea, and you could tweak things just a little to not include the year and sell the whole idea along with the actual files. Fun! Amazing!

Wendy Louie said...

Thank you so very much for this idea!! It is exactly what I was looking for.

cheryl said...

Hi! We are doing a value cruise for our New Beginnings next year and came across your post. Your stuff is darling! You don't by chance have an etsy site where you'd sell your printables do you? We'd have to change the theme to match ours for this year. If you do, would you email me? cherylkins@gmail.com

Thanks!!

Randee Mecham said...

I am also wondering if you sell these pictures. We are embarking on a cruise for our new beginnings and these would be perfect!! my e-mail is randeemecham@gmail.com

crush said...

Interested as well for 2015 New Beginnings! I'd love the pictures as well. Great job on them! crushmomma3@yahoo.com.

CassParelli said...

I would also love a copy of the pictures! morris.cassandra@gmail.com
Thanks so much!

Becky and JJ Campbell said...

I would love to use this for next year. Are they available for purchase? jjbecky21@yahoo.com

Emily said...

Do you have a place that we can purchase these items. Love your Idea. What talent you have.

emilygygi@gmail.com

Thanks, Emily

gmckibbe said...

I would love these also. This goes great with the new theme for 2015. I love all your pictures--you have such talent!
katecamille@comcast.net

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Kim T said...

I, too, would love to purchase these for our New Beginnings in 2015. My email address is kimmers1458@yahoo.com. Thank you!

Mamma Llamma said...

This is EXACTLY what we wanted to do for our New Beginnings for 2015. Would you be willing to share your images, tags and outline?
ttmom 42 at yahoo dot com

Diana Toronto said...

I would love to use all your graphics as well. Can you email them or can we purchase them? Can you add a link for us to download them? diana.c.toronto@gmail.com

Lori said...

So sorry everyone who have an interest in my artwork. i had no idea.

I wil look at the files this weekend and see what i can do.

Carli said...

Email me as well if you decide you want to share. I was just called this last week and our new beginnings is a few weeks away - Yikes!

jeffandcarli@gmail.com

tmfhill said...

would love to use copies of your artwork for all the values too!

tmfhill@yahoo.com

Kelsey Carreon said...

What an amazing talent and creative mind you have!! Thank you so much for sharing we were looking for a great way to include the activity days girls (10 and up) in our activty and make it fun for New Beginnings and this is perfect. Is there somewhere I can buy the file or can you email it? kelseyhcarreon@gmail.com You truly are DA BOMB!!

Nicole said...

This is great! I would also love to have these files to use - especially the name tags and ticket invitations. Would you please email me how to with buy them or download the files? Thank you! My email is nicolegonzalez11@gmail.com.

Billy+Mel said...
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richntanna said...

I would love to purchase these ideas for young women's ASAP! My email is richandtanna@gmail.com. Thanks so much:)

Nannergil said...

I love this too! I would love to be able to purchase or download the images as well! Thanks! Nancywoodard@hotmail.com

RachelleBriggs said...

I love this! I would love to be able to download or purchase for our new beginnings! Roxx47@hotmail.com
Thanks!

Xochitl Martinez said...
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Xochitl Martinez said...

Your artwork is amazing!!! I too would be interested in copies of your printables for this. xoxchitl@gmail.com

Melissa Eagleston said...

I am also interested in purchasing them as well! These are so perfect! Please email me at: meli.negron@yahoo.com

Tyler Evans said...

Along with everyone else, I would love to know how to get your files. I does go so perfectly with the theme for this year. We would love to use this for our New Beginnings. Please email me at cdevans7@sbcglobal.net

Thank you!

Thea Parada said...

I too would like would like the files. DevaaL4@gmail.com. Thanks!

Lara Barnett said...

I would love these files for New Beginnings. Thanks--
barnett@emeryschools.org

Alethea Nugent said...

Hi - I'd love the artwork, it's fantastic! Queennugget@hotmail.co.uk
Thank you so much x

Jennifer Lealao said...

I too would love to use these files for New Beginnings if you have them available-

Jennifer.lealao@gmail.com

Jennifer Lealao said...

I would love to use these for my New Beginning coming up in Febm would you mind sharing?

My email is jennifer.lealao@gmail.com

Janet Norman said...

Love this idea and would really like to use your materials ASAP (program in 3 weeks) if you are willing. Could you email the files to me or let me know where to download and or purchase them? Thanks so very much.

janet@normanfamily.org

Amy said...

SO AMAZING!! We actually had a YW bring this in as an idea and all the presidency girls were super excited about it! THANK YOU!! I have no idea if you are sharing or not but would love them if you are! amylinhall@hotmail.com
-Amy

Danell said...

I know you've received a lot of requests. Would love to have/purchase your files and artwork as well for our New Beginnings. Please let me know :) danell@thebachrachs.com

gloria kirkland said...

I would also love to get your fillies of everything.
Please let let me know what I need to do.
Here is my email address.
gkirkland29@gmail@.com

Natalie said...

I would like the images as well. New Beginnings is January 28. I will pay for files, or if you're just emailing them...

natalie.kessler@academymortgage.com

Thanks so much!

Amanda Nielson said...

Love these! Can you share? Amandam.nielson@yahoo.com

Mom and Kenz said...

Are your files available for purchase or sharing?

steph.hess@gmail.com

Stacie said...

Love this! Thank you for sharing this fun idea! Please let me know if you have these great images avail for downloading?! Thanks so much for sharing your talent! stacie4@q.com

Familia Kaouk said...

Love all of this!! If you can share please email me at mila.collazo@gmail.com

Peggy Templin said...

Love this! If you are sharing I can be reached at pbtemplin@aol.com

Karla said...

I am with all of these other sisters and would love to use your idea and artwork for our new beginnings at the end of this month! Would you be willing to share or I would even be willing to purchase the artwork too!
ktanner25@hotmail.com
Thank you sooooo much!

Karen said...

Such a fun and awesome idea! I would love to use the artwork as well as some of the other sisters. Please let me know what I need to do (or pay) to get it. Thank you so much!
Karen

Shaun Fesler said...

I think I also left a comment on another post. This is perfect for the "embark" theme this year. You are quite talented. If you are willing to share or have a template for purchase, I would be very interested! Thank you! andreafesler@yahoo.com

Lori said...

I would also be interested in a template for invite and crew tag. This idea is perfect for this year.
danzrigby@aol.com

Dorie Moore said...

Hi. I am soooo on board (pun intended) with everyone else, cause I so LOVE THIS IDEA!! Do you share or can I purchase your printables? It is so clever and perfect with this year's theme. Dorie

Dorie Moore said...

Hi. I am sooo on board (pun intended) with everyone else. This idea is FANTASTIC and perfect with this year's theme. Do you share or can I purchase your printables? Thanks

Annalee said...

How fun thanks for sharing. Are you selling or have images? Annaleehunsaker@gmail.com

Kjerstin Carter said...

This is so great for the 2015 theme. I am also interested in purchasing all your art, invitations, and tags. This would be perfet for our New Beginnings. kjerstin.carter@gmail.com.

kanoelii said...

We love your idea and art work and would love to use it. Please email me at keliikanoe@gmail.com to discuss possibilities to use for our upcoming New Beginnings. Thank you!!

audrey bawden said...

you are talented!! Sounds like a lot of new beginnings going on. Ours is also this Feb. 4th I would also love to use your files or pay for them.
audrey06@mac.com
thank you so much.

Becky Heaton said...

Fantastic idea!!! Could you please email it to me. My email is beccajo74@gmail.com

Brenda :) said...

You are so talented! Please email me! I would love to purchase everything from you!
bspeirs3@comcast.net
Thank you!

Allison said...

You've done a super cute job with all of these and I'm also interested in getting the files if you are sharing or selling them.
holaallie@gmail.com
Thanks!!

zumbajen said...

What a perfect way to introduce the new 2015 theme at New Beginnings! If you are willing to share or sell your templates we would be so grateful. brantellis@hotmail.com
I am so amazed at the talent out there from all you youth leaders! Absolutely amazed.
Jen Ellis

Sarah Young said...

This is so perfect for our new beginnings in a few weeks. Could we possibly get your files or printables to make our own signs? You can email me at: sarahjaneyoung5@gmail.com

Jojo26 said...

This is awesome, as with nearly every other comment on your blog, could I too have them sent through to me on joanne.maiava@gmail.com

Thanks so much.

Em J said...

Hi, I love this idea and would love to use it for our new beginnings next month. Thank you very much for sharing your talents. desertblond@cox.net

Terri Barker said...

How can I receive copies of pictures for your New Beginnings program ideas with 2015 theme?

Terri Barker said...

How can I receive the materials or drawings for the 2015 new beginnings program
Terribarker2512 @comcast.net

Kathie said...

I would also like the template for your pictures:)
kathie.themac@gmail.com

Tara said...

This is adorable! I would love it if u would share your files with me. My email is taralynhartley@yahoo.com

hot momma said...

I would LOVE to use your art for our NB! Please let me know how/if you are sharing this. THANKS! amanda8897@gmail.com

The Watkins said...

I would also LOVE a copy! ryanangelawatkins@yahoo.com

So Cal 4 Kids Consignment said...

This is amazing! Your ideas will go perfectly with what we have planned! Especially your crew name tags I would love a copy of your file! Thank you! socal4kidsconsignment@gmail.com

hot momma said...

I would really love to use these. Can I purchase them so I can personalize them? Please let me know about your amazing art! Thanks!
amanda8897@gmail.com

Traci Koplin said...

I too would love to receive the files! awesome! tracikop66@hotmail.com
thanks

Unknown said...

Could I also get a file for the posters? is there a charge? This is awesome!!! my email is frances__nelson@msn.com
Please let me know. Thank you!!!

Erin said...

Amazing work! Beautiful and a lot of work....Thank you for sharing.

Would love to have a copy of your file as well if you'd like to share.

Erin

Paula Wright said...

I too would love to receive files. I can't believe how perfect this fits for this years theme.

Annette Shoell said...

I would be interested as well, love this idea! My email is fitzychick111@gmail

Jojo26 said...

For some reason all request are coming to me, this is unfortunately not my work...I requested it from Lori who is the person that created this beautiful work.

Rachel said...

I would love a copy also! Can I purchase the files.
raschwendiman@gmail.com

Kathryn Buxton said...

If the images are available for download or purchase, can you please give me more information? katkemp@gmail.com Thank you!

Elena said...

I would really like to use these images for our New Beginnings. This fits in so well with the theme this year. Can I purchase the images? elenachildbaugh@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Are these available to download and personalize? I would love to use these for our NB in February.
Thank you!

Amanda Benson said...

I would also like to use this theme for our NB in Feb. amandabenson81@gmail.com

quezia said...

I love this ideia.My email is queziasilbiger@yahoo.com.br

Valene said...

Can I get a copy or download? Thanks!
tlandon@cableone.net

Jordin Rasch said...

Hi! I Love this Idea and the plan is to use it for our New Beginnings! I would love the file. jhrasch11@gmail.com

Annisa said...

I'd love the templates too! Thanks so much! It's darling...you did a great job! annisalarsen@yahoo.com

Teisa said...

Thank you for your beautiful work. I would love to use this idea for our New Beginnings in Feb. I would love the file. tpmkava@gmail.com

scottandrea said...

i would love these adorable graphics also.
scottandrea@earthlink.net

thanks!

chadbrie@hotmail.com said...

Please send me the files! I love this!

chadbrie@gmail.com

Misty said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing your creativity.. silver.rayne@yahoo.com

Lstring said...

This is so cute!! Could you please email me the templates at Lstring@icloud.com

Val W said...

Your idea and artwork are adorable. I also plan to use this and would like to have the pdf files if possible. valwood@rocketmail.com Thank you!

Courtney Lee Peck said...

Such an awesome idea! I love it and I love the templates. I would love the temples as well!
courtney_peck@aol.com

Elder Josh Gee said...

Wow...just like everyone else I am interested too. What can I do to purchase or use these as well?
Thanks for sharing your talents.
jengee08@gmail.com

Lisa P. said...

Our Young Women are so excited about your CRUISE theme ! We would love access to anything you are willing to share. Thanks!

Elizabeth Henderson said...

I would love the file!
eahenderson@1791.com

Allison Bryant said...

You are so talented; would love the info as well.

allikaybryant@yahoo.com

Thewendieladie said...

One more request for your adorable artwork! thewendieladie@hotmail.com

Thanks for sharing your amazing talents!

Hanna Williams said...

This is fantastic! Could I please use this and your images for our new beginnings? If so, please email me at hannarwilliams@gmail.com. Thanks!!!

Nicole Wait Johnson said...

THIS IS AMAZING! Just what I've been looking for.
I would love the downloads.
nerinwait@gmail.com

Sweet Celebrations said...

This is darling! Can you email it to me also? hackneys6@gmail.com

Grady and Janie said...

So cute! Can you send me the files please?

Clark Rasmussen said...

such a great idea! I would love to use these for this year if that is possible. My email is clark_noelle@hotmail.com THANK YOU!!

Crystal said...

We would love to have these for our New Beginnings this Feb 2015 for Cokeville Ward. My email address is msbuckaroo@gmail.com. Thank you.

Mari said...

These are amazing! marikochaviano@ymail.com
Thanks so much!

debbied01 said...

Could I please have the files? This is so cute! Perfect for out New Beginnings. de-danner@wiu.edu

lisa said...

I would also love these files, so darn cute!! jadderbean@gmail.com

spencer7 said...

would love a copy of this file too. Thank you tpcluff@iglide.net

Brooklyn said...

Please send me the files, or I'm happy to pay for them! tinymarmoset@gmail.com

Candace said...

Amazing I would love the files cpalfree@gmail.com. Thanks for the post!!

M Skopec said...

Hi there! Would love to download your darling pictures/invites. Please send to mskopec@earthlink.net.

Many thanks!!!

Carly Jackson said...

such a great idea! I would love to use these for this year if that is possible. My email is ilovehorses1999@hotmail.com by tomorrow if that is possible THANK YOU!!

Reenie said...

These are awesome! Coincidentally this is the same theme we have chosen for our NB. How do we purchase these items? My address is mareendf79@gmail.com.

Thanks!

Aly Warburton said...

I would love the signs and artwork. alywarburton@gmail.com

ywleader said...

How stinkin clever. What talent you have. Could I please get the files? Noelletippetts@yahoo.com

NayLen Nielson said...

I would love to find out how to get a copy of your files as well for our New Beginnings coming up! I love this! My email address is: naylenmnielson@gmail.com

Thank you!
NayLen Nielson

Dusty N Rebekah Whetten said...

This is awesome! I'd love an email with everything!

Thx!

rawhetten@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

Great idea. I would love the downloads for The Cruise for New Beginnings. My email is deblkaiser@gmail.com

Mike and Pam said...

I would love a copy of the files, this looks amazing and a really different way of approaching New Beginnings.

Thank you!

pm_yst@yahoo.com

Lisa Lunt said...

So cute! Could you send me the files. lisalunt@msn.com

Prenny Hancock said...

Love this idea. So cute. Would love an email with the links. Thank you. phancock27@gmail.com

Aubrey Leong said...

I would love a copy!!
robreyleon@yahoo.com

Yvonne Jacobson said...

I would love to have anything you could send to me for this! It is such a cute idea and fits perfect with the theme this year. Thanks! sumo_baby13@msn.com

Elise Shoaf said...

I would love a copy of the printables for our New Beginnings this year. My e-mail is:eliseshoaf89@gmail.com
Thank you!!

Jim Jackson said...

I would love a copy of these files if possible. Truly wonderful idea. Thanks,

cindy44j@yahoo.com

Jill said...

One more request! What a great way to incorporate the new theme. Thanks for your generosity in sharing.

Lori said...

Can't give you the file if i don't get your email. Jill?and others? send me a comment with your email.

Jennifer said...

I would love your files, so cute. jngatuva@hotmail.com

Risajuka said...

this is amazing! Can you kindly email the attachments to me please?

my email address is ronigasu@me.com

thank you!

Claudia said...

I would LOVE to digital copies of these pics! Thank you!

Smoot Girls said...

I would like a digital copy of this as well. You are so creative!
Thanks,
kendrasmoot@gmail.com

Classy Nessa said...

I would love this so much!! I would love to get the printables if possible... Classynessa06@aol.com

THank you so much!!

Diana said...

This is such a cute idea for our New Beginnings this year (2015) with the theme being "Embark". Could you please email me the file to print the printables. Everything is so darling!
dlhamilton1@gmail.com

Thanks so much,
Diana Hamilton

Unknown said...

Your ideas are amazing, so talented! Thanks for sharing!
candacecz@yahoo.com

amyrus said...

Oh, how I would love a copy of this file as well. Can I purchase this file?? Thank you SO MUCH for sharing! 430crisp@gmail.com